Dictionary of the Literature of the Iberian Peninsula: A-L

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Contributions of Iberian-born writers have gone largely unrecognized by most European and American readers. The rich history of literary achievements in the Iberian Penninsula is now available in this unprecedented dictionary. Defining literature in the broad sense, the Dictionary includes historical, religious, cultural and philosophical writings as well as prose, poetry, and drama from the Iberian Peninsula. Virtually all entries have been composed by noted scholars and are complemented wherever possible by ...

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Contributions of Iberian-born writers have gone largely unrecognized by most European and American readers. The rich history of literary achievements in the Iberian Penninsula is now available in this unprecedented dictionary. Defining literature in the broad sense, the Dictionary includes historical, religious, cultural and philosophical writings as well as prose, poetry, and drama from the Iberian Peninsula. Virtually all entries have been composed by noted scholars and are complemented wherever possible by bibliographies of primary texts and selected critical studies as well as existing English translations of primary texts.

This two-volume work generally includes literature from the tenth century to the mid-1980s and--with a few exceptions--is limited to writers born in the Iberian Peninsula. A guide to determining the format of the Dictionary was the classic Diccionario de Literatura Espanola by German Bleiberg and Julian Marias. But this updated and reworked version devotes more attention to writings by formerly neglected or forgotten works by female authors and to writers in major languages other than Spanish in the peninsula, including Portuguese, Catalan and Galician. There are also entries on major time periods, movements, and other topics. Titles of works discussed are translated to English. Wherever possible, the text of each entry is followed by a three part bibliography; and some cross-referencing. The Dictionary will appeal to English-speaking non-specialists as well as scholars of Iberian literature.

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With the goal of acquainting a wider audience with the rich history of literary achievements in the Iberian Peninsula, this reference, begun in the late 1970s and compiled by some 140 scholars, includes literature from the tenth century to the mid-1980s, and representatives from all major peninsular literatures: Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, and Spanish. "Literature" is defined broadly to include historical, religious, cultural, and philosophical writings as well as prose, poetry, and drama. Entries on selected literary movements, styles, and literatures have been included, as have a limited number of definitions pertinent to literary or cultural terms. All literary titles have been followed in the text with a published translation or a literal rendering of the original. The entries are complemented wherever possible by bibliographies of primary texts and selected critical studies as well as existing English translations of primary texts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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GERMAN BLEIBERG, the distinguished Hispanist, taught in various universities including Vassar, Harvard, and SUNY, Albany.

MAUREEN IHRIE is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages at Kansas State University.

JANET PEREZ is currently the Paul Whitefield Horn Professor of Spanish and Associate Dean of the Graduate School at Texas Tech University.

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Table of Contents

Preface

The Dictionary

Index

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